By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Trousdale County’s baseball team is preparing to open its fourth season under the direction of coach Travis Humes.

The Yellow Jackets will be led by a group of experienced seniors, including a pair of Roane State signees in Logan Hewitt and Logan Calhoun, who will head up the top of the rotation.

Adding depth on the mound will be some young and talented arms in Taylor Ellis, Robert Butcher and Bradley Blair.

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TCHS catcher Hunter Ford (11) fires the ball toward first base after the Jackets recorded a strikeout during Saturday’s Play Day matchup with Mt. Juliet Christian.

Controlling the pitching staff behind the plate will be three-year starter Hunter Ford.

Some sophomores will good potential to see action in the infield will be Ben Chumley, Kobe Pridemore, Will Holder and Elijah Henderson.

Juniors Stetson White and Dyson Satterfield will be called on to play key roles in the outfield.

“This team has a great amount of potential,” Humes said. “They love the game of baseball and each other.

“This season will have some youthful inexperience, but with the right leadership could end up with great success come tournament time.”

The Yellow Jackets will try to improve upon last season’s 9-16 overall record and fourth-place finish in the district tournament. They are expected to be a contender this year in a new-look District 6-A.

Trousdale County is scheduled to open its season Monday at Goodpasture at 4:30 p.m. will return home Tuesday to host Antioch at 6 p.m.

The first district game of the 2018 season will be on March 19 when Red Boiling Springs comes to town.